is located in Contra Costa County, and is easily one of the region's largest and fastest growing cities with a population that has topped 50,000 as of the 2010 census. Brentwood is still primarily known for its agricultural production of peaches, corn, and cherries, although it's currently more residential thanks to vast suburban developments. Brentwood is also a popular tourist destination thanks to local events hosted by their very active art society and nearby attractions like the East Contra Costa Historical Society and Museum, the Los Vaqueros Reservoir, the Marsh Creek Trail, and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Coming to the 94513 zip code anytime soon? Take note of these notable dining establishments.
La Fuente Mexican Restaurant
La Fuente Mexican Restaurant is one of the freshest choices for Mexican food in the Brentwood area, which of course makes sense since fuente means fresh! They've got wonderful food here, superbly prepared, and the drinks are also wonderful and affordably priced. We love the tacos with either shredded chicken or shredded beef, and the chips and salsa are also fantastic. Great enchiladas, taquitos, and quesadillas too! The portion sizes are very generous here! And we love that they serve breakfast as well. Nice fish items too, including great seafood enchiladas. La Fuente Mexican Restaurant is located on 1st Street between Chestnut Street and Oak Street.
Orwood Resort is a local favorite for lunchtime delights. Orwood offers several types of food, but they're best known for their Okie Tacos, and we really love those! They've got wonderful breakfast options too, including a chorizo scramble that we can never seem to resist. If you're into boating, you'll love launching from here, or coming in by boat instead of driving in your car! Everything here is family friendly and so inviting. More than just a great place to eat, the Orwood Resort is a fun family destination any time of year. You can find Orwood Resort on Orwood Road near the intersection with Fallman Road.
Mountain Mike's Pizza
Mountain Mike's Pizza is a very nice place in Brentwood where you can enjoy a hot fresh pizza along with a very impressive salad bar. They've got so many fresh offerings on that salad bar, just the freshest produce you will find anywhere. So good. The pastas are also very delicious. We really love the comfortable ambiance of this restaurant, coupled with the fact that it's very spacious so you can stretch out and enjoy a great meal without ever feeling cramped. Our favorite pizza is the Chicken Club. If you haven't been in since they remodeled, be sure to stop in when you're in town! Located on 2nd Street near the intersection with Central Boulevard.
Jalisco's Restaurant is yet another great Mexican restaurant in the Brentwood area, and we are really hooked on this place for a million reasons. One being the food of course! It's truly authentic, freshly prepared, and very flavorful. The salsa and chips are great, and we love coming in on Wednesday nights to watch the mariachi band play. If you haven't visited in a while, you'll be happy to know that they have renovated the restaurant to accommodate twice the amount of guests! Simply a wonderful place to dine with family or friends. You can enjoy a meal at Jalisco's restaurant on Brentwood Blvd near the Maple St. intersection.
Mangetsu Japanese Cuisine - CLOSED
is one of the most romantic restaurants in all of Brentwood, as well as the freshest source for delicious sushi. We love their sake bar too. Their saba shioyaki and tempura are a couple of the most renowned options, though all the sushi is fantastic. For dessert, you'll want to indulge in their unbelievable cheesecake. Even if you're not a cheesecake fan, you'll want to try this, it's that good. It's wonderful to come in when they've got live music, and they've got a TV so you won't miss the game! Enjoy fresh sushi at Mangetsu Japanese Cuisine on Sand Creek Road near the intersection with Brentwood Blvd.
If you're looking for a place to get a light bite or a refreshing drink, Jamba Juice is your spot! There are so many delicious and fresh options for those who are vegan or vegetarian, and even for those that are on lactose-free or gluten-free diets! At snack time, the fruit bowls are a go-to for us, or their energy bowls if we need a quick pick-me-up. The Mango-a-Go-Go is probably our favorite smoothie on the menu, all of their smoothies and fresh juices are refreshing. Their oatmeal is a quick and nutritious breakfast choice, and you will love their teas as well. You can find this Brentwood Jamba Juice location on Brentwood Boulevard between Balfour Road and Fir Street.
El Camino Restaurant
El Camino Restaurant is all about fresh and tasty Mexican dishes served in an elegant yet casual environment. They've got wonderful salsa and chips, and we're big fans of their tacos and burritos. They've got a great vegetarian wet burrito that we can't resist, and their cheese enchiladas are really incredible too. Many say it's the best Mexican food in town, and we'd have a very hard time disagreeing with that statement! El Camino has been the go-to Mexican joint of Brentwood for several years, and they're sure to become your new fave as well! You can find El Camino Restaurant on Brentwood Boulevard between Lone Tree Way and Sunrise Drive.
We love coming in to Vic Stewart's for a great dinner and drinks. They've got all your favorite dishes here, from mouth watering steaks to seafood and more. The T-Bone steak with caramelized onions and bleu cheese is perhaps our favorite menu item, but they've got fabulous lobster, too. The service is always top notch, very fast and attentive, and we enjoy the cozy ambiance and the elegant decor. If you're searching for an ambient date night location in Brentwood, Vic Stewart's is worth consideration. You can find Vic Stewart's on Balfour Road near John Muir Parkway.
Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill
Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill is a healthier take on the traditional Mexican restaurant. Many of the dishes are seafood based, so if you love Mexican seafood dishes, you'll want to make it a priority to stop here. They've got fish tacos, beer battered fish, lobster tacos, and more! No matter what you choose, you can expect it to be flavorful, fantastic, and fresh! The ambiance is very friendly and inviting, never pretentious, and the servers are also very attentive and welcoming. You can find Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill at 2505 Sand Creek Road! Very highly recommended!
Round Table Pizza
We've mentioned Round Table Pizza in several cities on this site because every location is consistent and high quality! But this one is really one of our personal favorites. They've got the best salad bar around, with really delicious items all kept supremely fresh. The pizza is just the best. This is old fashioned pizza the way it should be. Lots of great specials to help you save a few bucks. There's plenty of seating, so you can come with a large group and know you'll be accommodated. You can locate this Round Table Pizza over on Sand Creek Rd, just past the Brentwood Blvd intersection.